Digital Disruption Index - A public sector perspective

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By Angela Mitchell, Lead Partner for Scottish Public Sector and UK Public Sector Technology, Deloitte

Deloitte has published the first edition of its Digital Disruption Index, which has been designed to help remove the hype around technology investment and to help senior executives uncover digital skills gaps. With cross-industry insights across key topics such as digital strategy, talent, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, the findings show a clear gap between the expected impact of digital and the reality of how digital is being delivered, and are as relevant to the public sector as they are to other sectors.

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Posted on 04/12/2017 | 0 Comments

Scotland can follow Seattle’s example as a world leader in business

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By Ian Ritchie, founder of Office Workstations Limited, investor, mentor, and business angel

Every year, Deloitte celebrates the UK’s fastest growing companies in the firm’s Fast 50 awards. With the competition reaching its 20th anniversary, some of its most iconic Scottish entrepreneurs relive their experiences and share advice with those looking to start out today. In the first of the series, Ian Ritchie, founder of Office Workstations Limited, and now an investor, mentor, and business angel offers his thoughts.

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Posted on 01/12/2017 | 0 Comments

North Sea must continue to build on oil price plunge’s legacy

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By Graham Hollis, Senior Partner for Deloitte in Aberdeen

The oil price decline of 2014 forced the global oil and gas industry to take a large step back and look at many of the ways it operated – nowhere more so than in one of the world’s most mature basins: the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

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Posted on 23/11/2017 | 0 Comments

The State of the State in Scotland

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By Angela Mitchell, Lead Partner for Scottish Public Sector and UK  Public Sector Technology, Deloitte

Deloitte will host a number of leading figures from across Scotland’s public sector for our annual debate on The State of the State. Produced every autumn, The State of the State report provides a snapshot of the UK public sector based on fresh research that includes a citizen survey of 1,000 members of the public and in-depth interviews with 45 public sector leaders, including leaders from Scotland.

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Posted on 20/11/2017 | 0 Comments

Keeping Pace? Government’s Technology Transformation

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By Angela Mitchell, Lead Partner for Scottish Public Sector and UK  Public Sector Technology, Deloitte

Technology is a key driver for public sector transformation, making government more effective and public services more accessible for those who rely on them.

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Posted on 08/11/2017 | 0 Comments

One Impact Day, 30 volunteers and One Million Futures

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By David Fitzsimons, Manager, UK M&A Advisory, Deloitte

Despite its name, the Impact Day we celebrate each year at Deloitte is not one single day, but a year-round commitment to our local communities. It’s made up of many different events around the world, offering all employees the opportunity to participate in 1 Impact Day per year that give us the chance to use our knowledge and expertise to help those not-for-profit organisations that are striving to provide the best service possible to the people they serve.

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Posted on 19/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Solace Conference 2017: playing to our strengths and the three C’s

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By Phil Cragg, Senior Consultant for Public Sector Operations at Deloitte

The stunning grounds of Dumfries House in East Ayrshire held host to this year’s Solace Scotland annual conference, an event designed to gather key people within the public sector, giving them a platform to discuss some of the most thought-provoking and demanding issues facing the sector in Scotland. 

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Posted on 13/10/2017 | 0 Comments

National Work Life Week: 970 miles towards a better balance

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By Donna Berrie, Corporate Audit Manager at Deloitte

We don’t live to work, we work to live – a motto to consider for National Work Life Week, and a reminder to employers that staff have lives outside the four walls of the office.

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Posted on 06/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Oil and gas in 2017: a quietly confident return for the UKCS?

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By Graham Hollis, Senior Partner for Deloitte in Aberdeen

The latest Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) economic report shines a light on an industry that has seen its fair share of challenges over the past three years. However, as the report demonstrates, in 2017 the North Sea industry is cautiously optimistic about what the future holds, as it starts to see results emerge from the changes it has implemented, and the new ideas and practices it has fostered.

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Posted on 05/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Time to publish your UK tax strategy?

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By John Macintosh, Partner and Head of Tax for Deloitte in Scotland  

For many large businesses and partnerships, publishing a UK tax strategy is now a requirement.  This is the latest development in an international trend towards increased tax transparency and higher standards of tax governance and risk management.

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Posted on 04/10/2017 | 0 Comments